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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #15 on: 22.11. 2011 19:41 »
Hi, I know I'm in the UK and the thread started in New Zealand, but over here Newman Cams http://www.newman-cams.com/ has a good name for cam and follower reprofiling.  He does a lot of competition car and bike stuff.  I had the 357 cam and followers done by them for my RGS and price and turn-round was good (about 3 weeks for return).  I haven't done many miles yet on that bike, so I can't yet comment on logevity.  I think he has the BSA profiles stored away.  Hope that helps.

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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #16 on: 23.11. 2011 05:29 »
Hello jibsa thanks for reminding as I did have a quote from newmans a while back for 175GBP delivered nz in en40b steel nitrided, maybe that's a option if pricy compared to SRM (110GBP plus freight). From what I've read en40b is very hard and durable.

I'm beginning to suspect the cam and followers need to be matched material wise (as well as changed at the same time, as they are designed to wear together) which is an additional problem for me as none of the (potential) cam suppliers have those either!

Getting my OEM 334 built up and ground in the damaged journal area and using it with the same followers is looking increasingly like the best option - but I'm still not sure if the cam was hardened after the (apparent) regrind of the lobes was done or (not knowing what the OEM cams are made from) if it does not need to be done anyway, cos maybe the cam is hard all the way through - like a chilled iron cam might be
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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #17 on: 23.11. 2011 09:00 »
 G'day KiwiGF,
                   just dug out the cams. The only good one is a 357, it measures from l to r 950-1283, 949-1274, 949-1274, 950-1283. All my cam followers need building up. If you can use it a box of beer will get it to you.
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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #18 on: 23.11. 2011 09:27 »
Hi muskrat I have PM'd you ( I think)
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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #19 on: 18.12. 2011 18:45 »
Newman cams asmentioned above are the best I know of. Draganfly in the UK do a cam rebuilding service but I bet they use Newman!
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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #20 on: 06.01. 2012 20:06 »
Re the earlier posts in this thread on British Only Austria this is the reply I got on where they are made and of what material, not very re-assuring I think!

On 6/01/2012, at 9:36 PM, "British Only Austria" <office@vintage-motorcycle.com> wrote:

Dear Sir
Thank you for your enquiry.
 
They are made in England, Birmingham.
Further information is not available, only we sell them for years all over the world and
to date we have had no problems.
 
 
We can offer:
 
Camshaft Std. BSA A7 A10/article nr: 67-0356  EUR 115,40 less VAT = EUR 96,17
 
Shipping Priority Parcel. EUR 38,50
 
TOTAL: EUR  134,67
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1956 A10 Golden Flash EA7-168x, CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (favourite bike)

1949 C11 rigid, but why!!! (cos it was cheap)

1937 B21, missing parts so mission impossible?

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why, maybe cos it always starts

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Re: Where do I buy a new camshaft that will last?
« Reply #21 on: 12.01. 2012 07:07 »
There is always Megacycle cams in San Jose California.  I believe they do stock re-grinds of the 357 as well as some more extreme performance cams. They do cams for a lot of unusual bikes so you may even be able to get one off grinds from them.  Somewhat expensive but they have been around a long time.
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'73HD sportster.  Most are works in progress with much progress yet to be made!